Along with putting up a tree, hanging lights, and making strings of popcorn; watching Claymation Christmas specials was a huge tradition in many homes each holiday season.

We didn't have hundreds of channels and streaming services to watch our favorites, we simply had to wait til they came on TV.

These 'Claymation' movies were also known as stop-motion movies. In fact, most Claymation movies were made with puppets, not clay.

So, in honor of a Christmas tradition of long ago, here's a list of incredible Claymation Christmas movies that we all know and love.

Some of the following are the full movie/TV special and some are just a trailer for the show.


  • Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

  • Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

  • Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey

  • Jack Frost

  • Rudolph's Shiny New Year

  • The Year Without a Santa Claus